The Fifth Western Frontier Safety and Development Seminar was held on August 28th in Chengdu. Experts and Scholars from China Academy of Social Sciences, China Tibetology Research Center, Zhejiang University, Xinjiang University, Tibet University, Sichuan University, etc. participated in the seminar and conducted in-depth discussion around the theme. Academician Xie Heping from Sichuan University made opening remark and then held the releasing ceremony of China Non-Traditional Security Research Report(2016-2017). Prof. Yu Xiaofeng, from Zhejiang University and Luo Zhongshu, Director of Collaborative Innovation Center for Security and Development of Western Frontier China and Dean of International Relationship College of Sichuan University released report. The opening ceremony was presided by Prof. Yan Shiing, Vice President of Sichuan University.
The discussing stage of the seminar lasted two days. They conducted discussion on “Economic and Social Development of Tibet and Tibetan Region in Four Provinces”, “Xingjiang and Central Asia Under the Background of ‘One Belt One Road’”, “Non-Traditional Security Frontier and Borderland Security”, “Poverty in Western China and Precise Poverty-Alleviation Practice”, “History and Reality—Borderland Theory and Administration Practice” and “South Asia and ‘One Belt One Road’ Construction” in six sub-forums.
It is introduced that Collaborative Innovation Center for Security and Development of Western Frontier China was established in 2012 by the joint effort of Sichuan University, Yunnan University, Xinjiang University, Ethnic Theoretical Policy Research Office of State Ethnic Affairs Commission and Ethnic Minority Groups Development Research Institute of Development Research Center of State Council, P. R. C. The center is instructed by the major strategic demand of national security and development in new period and ensured by the mechanism reform of scientific research, policy-making consulting, talents cultivation and discipline construction. It converges the research force of western frontier, cultivates urgently-needed talents, studies the governance strategy, explores the new path of frontier security and development and provides intellectual support for prospering frontier and enriching people and national long-term stability. In 2016, the center was selected as the first batch of source think tank for CTTI, together with South Asian Research Institute of Sichuan University and Institute of Tibetan Studies in China.